64 Exchange "6485"


"Ivory Joe"?


You may want to read the intro to the 6480 BBS program before continuing.

Although the connection between 6480 and this program is apparant as soon as you load the program, what is also apparant is that someone has decided to try and make this a real BBS program. Message bases have been added, a message editor now appears in the program (along with Feedback and E-mail!), along with some rudamentary access restrictions.

The lack (or need) of significant offline configuration programs is still a mark of this line, however-- you can still set up almost everything from the waiting for call screen:

You set up your entire system AFTER booting.

Also a mark of this line is the lack of a true local logon. A sysop screen is provided which is supposed to let you do most anything a user would be able to do, except inspect your system from the user's end of course.

Until 7.0, this was the SysOps access to the system

The message base areas resemble in structure the early EBBS, ZBBS, etc. line of programs, and is available off the main menu. Like its forebears, however, all download functions are easily accessible from the main menu, putting proper focus on the main mission of the program -- promote game collecting.

Transfer functions are easily available from the main menu.

The Facts:

Hardware Information

Computer    :   Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode
Video       :   40 columns
Drives      :   (1 or 2) Commodore, limited CMD (no parts., no subdirs)
Modems      :   1600, 1650, 1660, Hayes, 1670, other RS232 (300/1200)
Input       :   Keyboard
Output      :   Printer optional
RAM use     :   N/A
Special     :


Pgm Struct  :   Single program
Menu Struct :   Single menu, key word entry
Translation :   ASCII
Access      :   8 levels, for SysOp, xfer, and a few other functions
Handle/ID   :   Handles not allowed, users listed by ID
User info   :   Name, password, Access level (period!)
User Logs   :   Xfers logged, and calls, to printer or disk
Calls/Time  :   Call/Time limit only for Validated users, 2 min. idle
Network     :   N/A
Customizing :   Everything hard coded and compiled
  Programs  :   N/A
  Displays  :   N/A
  Commands  :   N/A
Areas       :   Most options from a single screen
  E-mail    :   From main menu
  Messages  :   Separate menu
  Transfers :   From main menu
  Network   :   N/A
  Programs  :   N/A
  Text      :   From main menu
  User Cmds :   Stats, password change from main menu
  SysOp     :   From waiting for call
  Voting    :   N/A
  News      :   N/A
  Help      :   N/A
Other       :

SysOp Utilities and Support

Offline     :   Message base creator only
Online      :   All other configuration and setup options, terminal prog
Remote      :   Disk control only
On-L Display:   User name line only
W.F.C. Utils:   Same as Online
Chatting    :   From main prompt
User        :   Complete editor from WFC
Msg Bases   :   Offline editor only
Transfers   :   Disk control online
Programs    :   N/A
Network     :   N/A
Drives      :   CBM-DOS prompt
Terminal    :   Xfer terminal available


Structure   :   N/A
Header      :   N/A
Weeding     :   N/A
Display     :   N/A


Structure   :   Linear style
Bases       :   Named bases, listed by number
Limits      :   By sysop control only
Reading     :   By number
Headers     :   Name, date, subject
Format      :   Text only
Writing     :   Single post only, no replies
Anonymous   :   No anonymous
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Message Editor

Structure   :   Line editor
Commands    :   Hitting return on a blank line gives a menu
Editing     :   Nada
Formatting  :   Not supported
Graphics    :   Not supported


Bases       :   Open directory
Storage     :   Full access to drives
Limits      :   Enforced by SysOp
Credits     :   N/A
Protocols   :   Punter (multi)
Headers     :   Filename, blocks
Selection   :   By name
Listing     :   Straight directory
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Text Libraries

Structure   :   Linear list of files
Storage     :   As standard SEQ
Network     :   N/A
Other       :


Structure   :   Command from main menu
Sending     :   By ID number
Receiving   :   On Request
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Program Libraries

Structure   :   N/A
Programs    :   N/A
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

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